of Franklin Central School District, NY all attended an."Introductory Workshop" coordinated by Noelle Granger (Special Education teacher) and two co-coordinators along with eight Alternatives to Violence Project Facilitators on Friday, 24 October 2014. This upstate New York school district already had experience with AVP Basic Workshops for students under the leadership of Noelle Granger, an AVP Facilitator She began AVP as a high school student in nearby Warren, NY (under Free Flo" McNeill). Noelle coordinated this workshop with the help of "Spunky Stephanie" Swantak and Elbieta Putrycz, another AVP Facilitator and Franklin resident Noelle and Elzbieta also facilitated a two Community Issues exercises as a "Where Do We Go From Here?" at the end of this introductory workshop.
[Evaluations by the participants were to be returned by Tuesday; Facilitator debrief and evaluation session will be on Thursday evening. This blog post will then update to include that information along with plans for follow up workshops or other work.]